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Discussion in 'Oceania Discussion Boards' started by Dags, Dec 7, 2008.

  1. Dags

    Dags Jedi Grand Master star 3

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    Geez it's my first visit here since a year and a bit ago and I see the place hasn't changed much in terms of the overwhelming silence.

    Isn't it funny that we have a new SW TV show AND a new movie coming out yet this forum is still as quiet as ever.

    sigh. :(

    I may not return for another year and bit at this rate.
     
  2. Corellian_Outrider

    Corellian_Outrider Admin FF | Curator: Art&RPF | Oceania RSA | CR NSW star 6 Staff Member Administrator

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    Mar 9, 2002
    Stay around for a bit and hang out with us.
     
  3. Aztek

    Aztek Jedi Master star 4

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    Apr 12, 2001
    Pull up a chair and join us. I'm sure the wave of new members will arrive soon....... Maybe
     
  4. Suvlaco

    Suvlaco Jedi Master star 1

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    I is here. I is (somewhat) new to here. But here, so silent it is.
     
  5. Corellian_Outrider

    Corellian_Outrider Admin FF | Curator: Art&RPF | Oceania RSA | CR NSW star 6 Staff Member Administrator

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    Welcome back! :)
    How have you been?
     
  6. Suvlaco

    Suvlaco Jedi Master star 1

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    To be honest, I was originally from South Australia so back in the day posted a fair bit there... but those were the days where posts were a daily occurrence, yet it unfortunately appears that such frequent discussion has since greatly dropped :(
     
  7. Corellian_Outrider

    Corellian_Outrider Admin FF | Curator: Art&RPF | Oceania RSA | CR NSW star 6 Staff Member Administrator

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    I remember those earlier days well. SA and NSW are a bit more active at the moment… and there has been some of a turn around now with the new films so things have picked up a bit. No doubt that there will be quite a few keen to return and see the new films together again. :)
     
  8. Dags

    Dags Jedi Grand Master star 3

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    Ahhh, there seems to be a glimmer of activity in the old VicFF girl. :)

    Back in the PT days the VICFF boards were rife with all these students posting threads on everything except SW. It was certainly hectic for a number of years, but then they all left and there was nothing but silence ... and so it has remained.

    Personally I think with social media being so prevalent now, these forums don't hold anywhere near as much appeal as they did a decade back, and I doubt the new films will change that mindset. Unfortunately Darth Facebook has a lot to answer for.

    In any event, it's certainly nice not having to speak to myself for a change :)
     
  9. Corellian_Outrider

    Corellian_Outrider Admin FF | Curator: Art&RPF | Oceania RSA | CR NSW star 6 Staff Member Administrator

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    Good to see you again Dags. :)

    I remember those days well and quite a few antics too. You are right about social media and Darth FB and it is unfortunate that it has become like that. Oh well, we will be getting a SW film a year, starting next year so there be a change and anything is possible.

    For the meantime, always welcome to hang out with the rest of us :)
     
  10. Dags

    Dags Jedi Grand Master star 3

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    Dec 3, 2000
    Geez it's all closing down isn't it? I just had a sniff around the place and most sites were lucky to have any posts from 2015!

    In case you're wondering, I visit the forums a lot, just not here. As I edit the Star Walking newsletter (The Force), I'm more active in the film boards where I do most of my research. Wait! What's The Force? Well I'm glad you asked...

    http://starwalking.weebly.com/journal---the-force.html

    So considering most of the topics in VicFF are closed, I figured by posting this little message The Dag House will stay open a little longer. :)
     
  11. LANDO_ROCKS

    LANDO_ROCKS Force Ghost star 5

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    Nov 28, 2002
    Yeah it's a bit sad, we've got the largest fandom in the country and can't seem to muster a few posts a week?

    Got to be a way to get it kicked up a notch somehow?
     
  12. Corellian_Outrider

    Corellian_Outrider Admin FF | Curator: Art&RPF | Oceania RSA | CR NSW star 6 Staff Member Administrator

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    Mar 9, 2002
    Good to see you again Dags :)

    It is just after the holiday/crazy period… more people should be coming back…


    The newsletter looks good, how do you find working on it?
     
  13. Dags

    Dags Jedi Grand Master star 3

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    Dec 3, 2000
    I actually quite enjoy it, though unlike most editors who receive submissions then just work out what to include, up until recently I wrote ALL of the material.

    In 2014 I pushed to move the newsletter into a monthly digital publication which has worked out quite well, needless to say this allowed us to drop our membership price to be cheaper than when the club started back in 1988. Fancy that.

    The obvious problem I have is competing against social media - just like this forum - so I tend to focus more on articles and creating discussion points rather than advertising the latest gimmick, so it's particularly nerd friendly. :) Now this format works with some people more than others, but that's just how it has turned out.
     
  14. Dags

    Dags Jedi Grand Master star 3

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    Well guess what? It's now July 2020 and being in the middle of the Covid-19 crisis - with social isolation and all - I thought I'd pop back here just to see if anything had changed. Alas the last post I see in this thread was from myself 4 years ago.

    To be honest I thought this site would have long since closed down, but it's still hangin' in there which is great to see. Maybe I'll pop back in another four years. See ya then. :)
     
  15. Adalia-Durron

    Adalia-Durron WNU Mod - Aussie Rebel At Heart. star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    Jun 3, 2003
    Samo samo for Oceania........but elsewhere it's bubbling like a witches cauldron!! :p RPG, Fan Fiction, Novels, even Legends is still going! Community of course will never die!
     
  16. Corellian_Outrider

    Corellian_Outrider Admin FF | Curator: Art&RPF | Oceania RSA | CR NSW star 6 Staff Member Administrator

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    Mar 9, 2002
    It has been a wild several months. I hope you are keeping safe.
     
  17. Tari Narvina

    Tari Narvina Jedi Master star 4

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    you're not wrong
     
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  18. Jedi_jem

    Jedi_jem Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Feb 1, 2002
    Hello all!
    I had the same thought Dags.. came to see if this place still existed since I haven’t posted since 2006 and here it is still standing!

    Last time I was here I was a teenager, now I’m in my 30’s.. this place is seriously like a time capsule [face_laugh]

    Hope everyone is well!
     
  19. Adalia-Durron

    Adalia-Durron WNU Mod - Aussie Rebel At Heart. star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    Jun 3, 2003
    Welcome home........ ;)
     
  20. Corellian_Outrider

    Corellian_Outrider Admin FF | Curator: Art&RPF | Oceania RSA | CR NSW star 6 Staff Member Administrator

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    Welcome back!

    This place holds a lot of history and still going.

    I am keeping well, I hope you are too! :)
     
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